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What is Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS?

What is Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS?

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: A rare disorder involving compression or damage to the nerves and blood vessels that go from the neck to the arms or armpit. It may occur as a birth defect or through some sort of traumato the shoulder area. It can causes symptoms such as arm pain and weakness and can occur on one or both sides depending on the nature of the cause.

Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS, or a subtype of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: Introduction

Types of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS:

Broader types of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS:

How serious is Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS?

Complications of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see complications of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

What causes Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS?

Causes of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see causes of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

What are the symptoms of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS?

Symptoms of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see symptoms of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

Complications of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see complications of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS.
Treatments for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see treatments for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS
Research for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: see research for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

Name and Aliases of Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

Main name of condition: Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS

Other names or spellings for Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS:

shoulder girdle compression, neurovascular shoulder compression

Arterial TOS - type, Disputed TOS - type, Traumatic TOS - type, True neurologic TOS - type, Venous TOS - type
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Thoracic outlet syndrome TOS:

  • Cervical rib
  • Thoracic outlet structures
  • Electromyogram
  • Shoulder-shrug exercises
 

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